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Chief: 1 dead, child missing after Flint home explosion

Home Explosion Flint
Posted at 10:51 AM, Nov 23, 2021

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say at least one person died and a 3-year-old child is missing after an overnight explosion and fire destroyed three homes in Michigan, damaged several others and sent debris falling onto a neighborhood.

Flint Fire Chief Raymond Barton said Tuesday that two people were rushed from the scene Monday night to area hospitals and one of them — a 70-year-old man — was pronounced dead.

The father of the missing child was in critical condition, while another person reported minor injuries following the explosion.

Barton says a cadaver dog and fire crews with specialized equipment were searching for the missing child.

The cause of the explosion remains under investigation.